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Re: Clan JO JA9ON - MOD POD progress..

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:42 pm

OK ROUGH first cut - but a bit TOO mean and SLY-looking! :lol:
I went for a steeper angle than drawn ...
Inner liner will need to be made at some point but that's relatively easy and can wait until I get a pair made.
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The perspex window could be a bit problematic ...was going to fit it flush with a lip glassed-in behind but the pod just touches the lens at the top and no room for a lip behind ...can't move the lens back much more either!
Need to cut a bit more out and reduce the angle a tad ... :wink:
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Re: Clan JO JA9ON - MOD POD progress..

Post by Keith 'Supaimpy' Laming » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:03 pm

Looks like its winking :wink: or maybe its an alligator looking out thru one eye? personally not keen on the shape but just my opinion, I'd like to try lowering the overall height of the pod, think the old construction and use regs had a reg regarding reflector area though.
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Re: Clan JO JA9ON - MOD POD progress..

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:34 pm

Yes the shape is derived out of the height of the 90 mm bi-halogen lens unit and my desire to pull the pod down to bonnet level on the inside - it's one of the those form and function things. If the bi-halogen is lowered then it must go forward OR a hole cut out of the back of the slot -such is the length of the light unit. I'm expecting the overall shape/effect to look more integrated than the original pods (can't be difficult!) ...the photos are missing the 3D effect of the overall integration so it's a case of work in progress atm. Cut-out shape not final ..nor is the contour of the slash-back face ...I worked-out that to clear the lens I have to fit a perspex window to the OUTSIDE and then re-glass/shape the front face to meet the perspex flush ..that will change the contour a tad.

I didn't want to go any lower with the lights because you see less up the road if they are too low ..the current position is great for night time driving.

As it stands now, I'm using the original headlight bracket location so it'd be quick and easy to refit the old rectangular headlamps and pods to bring back to std with less than an hours work....wouldn't want to go back to those candle-strength lamps though!

I remember one Clan years ago pictured in the COC (a Black one with a 998 twin 40 plus R20 IIRC) had simple cut down std pods just proud of bonnet level which used AUDI low profile rectangular square headlamps ..it looked OK mind ..better to have some sort of POD than pop-ups which tends to emphasise the chisel nose.

Again, not too keen on lowering the lamps 'cos of light beam reach. Don't know what you mean about reflector area though :? ..my wife's Smart roadster has only inset round units with no additional reflector area and they are smaller than the 90 mm diameter bi-halogen ones I have?
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Re: Clan JO JA9ON - MOD POD progress..

Post by Keith 'Supaimpy' Laming » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:21 am

[quote=" Don't know what you mean about reflector area though :? ..my wife's Smart roadster has only inset round units with no additional reflector area and they are smaller than the 90 mm diameter bi-halogen ones I have?[/quote]


My mistake its actually reflectors (rear red) not illuminated area of the lights, but you know the feeling when you have one of those nagging feelings you've learnt or heard something years ago but can't quite recall where :?

I follow the thinking though on the linking to the centre of the car and not a fan of the Irish pop ups, think a lot of the character is in the pods, although Erics looks good with no Headlamps.
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Re: Clan JO JA9ON - MOD POD progress..

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:02 pm

Yes Eric's Turbo Clan looks great with no headlights helped I think by the louvered rad vents, the colour scheme, the wide arches etc, the whole package works well aesthetically. 8)

More MOD POD work today (no pics atm).
  • 1) Trimmed and reshaped the aperture (eg contoured the top straight edge of the aperture) ..
    2) Cut a dummy perspex window to shape and taped it to the front face ...
    3) Glassed and filled the front edge of the POD flush up to the perspex window
    4) Rough shaped and sanded (again!)
Realise now I should have taped a DOUBLE thickness window to the front to allow for edge-shaping, sanding, & wastage! :o

Also need to adjust the contour of the POD rear quarter to more smoothly meet bonnet level. :|

Getting there slowly but not doing anymore until after Easter ... :)
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Re: Clan JO JA9ON - MOD POD progress..

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:23 pm

MOD POD off the car to show similarity between a std pod - ie it's a simple direct replacement - the lower tray is trapped by extended studs projecting from the std clan headlight brackets - that prevents the pod from rising at the front and it's secured at the back by a single self-tapper as normal - quick and easy to remove.
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Perspex window taped to the front face - I've since filled in the front face flush with the perspex ..
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Perspex will maybe sit on a bed of black mastic in a recess when finished?
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Top edge of aperture contoured to match curve of MOD POD (PRE-face filling picture obviously)
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And I think it's looking a bit better now (but not finished in this shot) - more integrated I think.
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More after Easter when I get to finish the front face contour and fit the perpsex into the recess.
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Re: Clan JO JA9ON - MOD POD progress..

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Sat May 03, 2014 4:34 pm

SMOOTHED-out the MOD POD a tad!
Perpex (bolted!) on and BLACK liner fitted.:D
I tried a silver liner but was too conspicuous on close-up views... :)
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A lot more filler added compared to previous posts ...POD is now VERY heavy! :shock:
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I've been driving it around with ODD PODS ...getting lots of L@@Ks ... no surprise there then! :lol:
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Re: Clan JO JA9ON - MODPOD SMOOTHED!

Post by GJM » Sat May 03, 2014 5:34 pm

Holy cow - that looks proper cool :shock:
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat May 03, 2014 5:51 pm

Looks angry therefore its full of win , lovely job
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Sat May 03, 2014 6:10 pm

Thanks Chaps! :mrgreen:

Need to persuade Dave Weedon to make me a proper pair that don't weigh a ton!

Maybe he could refine the design a tad too? 8)
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Re: Clan JO JA9ON - MODPOD SMOOTHED!

Post by Keith 'Supaimpy' Laming » Sat May 03, 2014 9:43 pm

Yup gets my approval and got me thinking on some modded pods for mine, but best I finish it as standard first then worry about mods!

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Re: Clan JO JA9ON - MODPOD SMOOTHED!

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Sun May 04, 2014 6:00 am

Cheers Keith! I'm pretty sure mine could be improved and better detailed. It's not until you apply paint and see it on the car that the reflections give ideas for further improvement.

Aero is definitely improved; I used the pressure washer on both the MOD POD and the std one ... the high pressure water stream hits the vertical face of the std pod and creates an upside down water fall (water lift!) about 3 ft into the air; the same stream on the MOD POD is deflected sideways around the A pillar with very little lift at all.

Also @ 110 mph the car wants to steer to the left due to the aero imbalance between the two pods .... :roll:

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Re: Clan JO JA9ON - MODPOD SMOOTHED!

Post by 617sqn » Sun May 04, 2014 3:20 pm

Excellent ! I love the new look, having never liked the original pods at all. Ditto on the Nymph. When you've finalised it, perhaps you need to get a mould made and run off a few to sell :D Then have a go at the Nymph ones ........... :wink:

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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Sun May 04, 2014 8:03 pm

Thanks Andy. Been wanting to do this for a while.

As far as selling to other Clan owners is concerned, now Keith (Lamming) is going to do a version for his Clan it might be worth waiting for his design, then getting proper moulds made from the best job.

That said, I need a mirror image made first before getting a lighter, purely GRP, set made...can't keep driving it around with the ODD PODS! :lol:
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Post by maxwadsworth » Wed May 07, 2014 9:58 am

That looks great, want something similar for my imp :P
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Post by The Nun » Wed May 07, 2014 1:30 pm

Does look a lot better than the original after thought stuck on top pods I must say. :wink:
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Post by benwick3 » Wed May 07, 2014 2:02 pm

Peter,

Well done for your effort to be different but not to my liking. Looks like you left it too close to the fire.

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Post by willsrings » Wed May 07, 2014 4:04 pm

Nice work, but i wonder if they would look better if you swapped them side to side so the contour of the pod would run down to the outer wing?
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed May 07, 2014 4:40 pm

I like the modpod one as it is FWIW , Looks mean unlike its owner :)
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Wed May 07, 2014 7:05 pm

Thanks again chaps, all comments appreciated. :D

willsrings: I'd do a swap over to see what it looks like but the outer headlight brackets are original and bolts are a pain to access (and probably stuck fast!)...and maybe it'd look cross-eyed or droopy-eyed? I do think you might have a good idea there though ...maybe Keith Lamming might try that one ?

Pete: The 'melted pod look' is probably accurate but on the upside there is the benefit of some aero advantage although I appreciate that more would gained by completely flushing the Pods - which I didn't want to do 'cos a) lights would be too low and b) flush fixed lighting has been done and it's not a good look either.

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I spent the day on moving the rear lights .... pictures soon ..just waiting for a plastic panel to arrive in the post to preserve the original positioning for easy swap back to std Clan 'Hunter rears'... I think the reaction to the new rear light position might be even more polarised than reactions to the MOD POD design! :o
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Post by benwick3 » Thu May 08, 2014 9:04 am

Possibly some small aero improvement but more than likely balanced out by the non-standard lights fitted in the position of the original front indicators.

Anyway each to their own.

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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Thu May 08, 2014 9:12 am

The black fog blocks were only a temporary measure until I thought of some other, more attractive, solution ... :lol:

(been thinking about it for 4 years mind :shock: !)

That said, the worst aero mod in terms of drag was the front spoiler ... more stable mind you.

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Post by ChrisBenoy » Tue May 13, 2014 7:01 pm

I have to admit I quite like that, very purposeful looking. Don't think I will retrofit these to mine however :lol:
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Tue May 13, 2014 7:50 pm

ChrisBenoy wrote:I have to admit I quite like that, very purposeful looking. Don't think I will retrofit these to mine however :lol:
Thanks Chris. :D

Been driving it around with ODD PODs for the past week to make sure I like it enough to ask Dave W to do a proper set, so now I have a few (key) people on here thinking it looks Ok-ish ...and been getting (probably positive) reactions from on-coming traffic and pedestrians, I'll get-on and PM him with a request for a proper pair.

Been tweaking the rear-end this week too but not sure about the changes thus far (esp. as the std Crusader's original rear (Hunter lights) is it's best aspect!) ... moved the round LED lights into the engine cover and waiting to fit a vanity panel to cover the original positions ...sounds like a dog's breakfast ..and might end-up looking like one too ... but I can always reverse the changes fairly easily, :)
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Post by 617sqn » Tue May 13, 2014 8:18 pm

So where are the pictures ? :shock:

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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Tue May 13, 2014 8:30 pm

617sqn wrote:So where are the pictures ? :shock:

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The original lighting position has black card taped over the area above the bumper so I'm driving around and thinking about the combo ..but it's not fit for photos yet! :shock:

I have a black fake carbon panel to trial fit over the original positions ...but that's a job for this weekend so pictures maybe then IF I'm not too ashamed of the changes! :lol:
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Post by ImpManiac » Wed May 14, 2014 1:36 pm

I like the pods, Peter, although I can understand why they wouldn't be to everyone's taste. :) Keep up the great work.

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Post by rhydian_mason » Wed May 14, 2014 2:14 pm

A Clan with attitude. Like it.

Are you planning to make the rear end look a little meaner as well?
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Wed May 14, 2014 2:41 pm

Thanks again chaps.

Rear end lights have been moved a little higher as is the modern trend (sorry :roll: ). Ultimately wanted to replace my current dual round Hella rears with a single round multifunctional unit mounted higher but can't justify the cost atm (and can't yet find one I like of the right size) - so dual (but higher) it still is.

Easy to reverse all of the changes I've made so far (or do another conformation) and can go single round rears at a later date.

Pictures after this weekend....hopefully :wink:
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Sun May 25, 2014 3:47 pm

Raised rear lights and raised bumper by 2 inches to lift the bum a tad. :o
Reflectors now under bumper.
Original light position covered by a carbon-effect abs plastic sheet secured by new smaller number plate (16"x4" instead of 20x4), bumper bolts and a touch of ordinary household silicon sealant at the top edge.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun May 25, 2014 3:58 pm

Thinking !!!!
As for the front pods Im sold , look really good .
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Post by johno » Tue May 27, 2014 7:48 pm

Not looked at this for a while Pete. How about.
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Tue May 27, 2014 7:55 pm

^^^^^ looks really sad , poor thing :roll:
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Tue May 27, 2014 8:05 pm

johno wrote:Not looked at this for a while Pete. How about.
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Ha! :lol:
Noddy Said ...
^^^^^ looks really sad , poor thing :roll:
:idea: Yeah I'd like very much to have emotionally reactive headlights! Got to be possible! :wink:
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Post by impmann » Wed May 28, 2014 12:23 pm

That looks like Marvin the Paranoid Android like that!! :-)
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Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Fri May 30, 2014 11:53 pm

Thanks Oscarmax - yeah the more I look at it, the more I like it too.... the reduction in the number plate size is a key feature in my view..it doesn't matter whether it's a black one or a yellow one (I tried both), 16X4 is in proportion with the narrowness of the Clan- the std 20X4 is TOO BIG and looks wrong on all Clans IMHO.

Well apart from the latest changes (repositioning the lights into the engine cover and raising the bumper about 2 inches), the only other significant mod is the perforated grill in the cover which I did about 4 or 5 years ago (or maybe more?).
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I used a std sheet of round-holed perforated aluminum readily available from the likes of Car Builder Solutions Ltd. The sheet is joined at the centre supported by an L-shaped bracket screwed to the number plate light mount and with hidden pop rivets to the ABS plastic cover behind the CLAN badge. This bracket also stiffens the rear of the engine cover significantly and stops it vibrating (as you'll know the std cover is very flimsy at this point). The only other fixing is via small sheet alum brackets (home made) at the corners of the engine cover -pop riveted to the ABS. The alum sheet is easy to cut and bend. The 45 degree bend in the perforated sheet at the lower edge bridges the gap between the engine cover and the the rear panel and stops a lot of dirt and dust entering the engine bay from the low-pressure area at the back of the car.

I've had the twin 95 mm Hella rear lights on the car for the last 10 years (in the std position and therefore not ideally spaced) but if I were to do it again now I'd chose single 95 mm multi-functional LED lights (stop/tail/indicator) like this (£108 per pair Car Builder Solutions):
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Also, if I'd had the shorter number plate at the time, I'd have dimensioned the engine cover centre section to same width as the plate (16 inches).
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Post by The Nun » Sat May 31, 2014 7:48 am

Of course what everyones dying to ask is, does it go faster now? :D
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Re: Clan JO JASON - Bum-Tuck!

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Sat May 31, 2014 7:58 am

The Nun wrote:Of course what everyones dying to ask is, does it go faster now? :D
Nah -still 0-60 in 5.8 -6 secs and 100 mph around 16-17 secs (I guess) ... :(

(The 205/55/13s do slow it down btw!)
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Re: Clan JO JASON - Bum-Tuck!

Post by The Nun » Sat May 31, 2014 8:09 am

Lotus-e-Clan wrote:
The Nun wrote:
Nah -still 0-60 in 5.8 secs (I guess) ... :(

(The 205/55/13s do slow it down btw!)
You're nearly there then, only another 3.8 seconds to go and its faster than a 2 million quid Veyron :D
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